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1958 Sixpence

The Blakemore design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency with the conclusion of the sixpence series in 1963. This type features a slightly reworded
legend, 'ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D', ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'), after public outcry that the previous type omitted 'FIDEI DEF' ('defender of the faith').

All dates in the series are easy to acquire in
mint state though the 1956 is quite scarce and underrated. Most dates other than the 1956 and 1961 are relatively easy to acquire up to MS64 though start to get scarce beyond that.

All dates in the series were struck at the Melbourne mint and do not display any
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Reverse Designer
W. H. J. Blakemore
Obverse Designer
Mary Gillick
19 mm
Silver: 50%
Copper: 40%
Nickel: 5%
Zinc: 5%
Bullion Value
1958  Sixpence Reverse

1958  Sixpence Reverse


Grade Value AUD
AU50 $1
AU55 $2
AU58 $3
MS62 $6
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